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Bentley S2 Continental

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Bentley S2 Continental

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6223 cm3 / 379.8 cu in / 379.8 cu in, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 180 km/h / 112 mph / 112 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BentleyIssued from1959
ModelS2 ContinentalIssued until
SerieS2Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBentley Motors Ltd. (VAG Group)CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5378 mm / 211.7 in / 211.7 inTotal (curb) weight1918 kg / 4228 lb / 4228 lb
Width1854 mm / 73.0 in / 73.0 inDry weight
Height1549 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3124 mm / 123.0 in / 123.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity82 l / 18.0 UK gal / 21.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.44 m2 / 26.3 sq ft / 26.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerRolls-RoyceValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore104.1 mm / 4.10 in / 4.10 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke91.4 mm / 3.60 in / 3.60 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.14
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement6223 cm3 / 379.8 cu in / 379.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity777.88 cm3/cylinder / 47.469 cu in/cylinder / 47.469 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)20.9 kW / 28.1 hp / 28.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.92

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)8.90 s / 8.90 s / 8.90 sTop (maximal) speed180 km/h / 112 mph / 112 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringcam & roller PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.5Turning circle12.7 m / 41.7 ft / 41.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front8.00-15Tyres rear8.00-15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front286 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 inBrake diameter rear286 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bentley S2 Continental

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